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How to Turn Ethical Neglect Into Ethical Approval


Gilbert, F and Dodds, SM, How to Turn Ethical Neglect Into Ethical Approval, AJOB Neuroscience, 4, (2) pp. 59-60. ISSN 2150-7740 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/21507740.2013.782914


In their article "Limitations of Preclinical and Clinical Studies," Pisapia and colleagues (2013) address deep brain stimulation (DBS) publication bias by advancing that selective reporting of "positive results skews the appearance of truth in regard to a clinical question,which, in turn, could harm patients receiving treatments based on the available evidence" (35). Although we agree with Pisapia and colleagues’ main point, we believe they do not develop enough the ethical issues associated with selective publications, especially when these publications are later reported by mass media.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Brain Devices, Ethics, Neuroethics, Media
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Ethical use of new technology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Gilbert, F (Dr Frederic Gilbert)
UTAS Author:Dodds, SM (Professor Susan Dodds)
ID Code:84337
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-05-07
Last Modified:2014-06-13

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